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Help with research into Chronic Pain

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The University of Liverpool is conducting research into factors which promote well-being in individuals with chronic pain.  They are looking for individuals who have experienced pain for a period of 3 months or longer, who are aged 18 and over and are residents of the United Kingdom. The study is an online questionnaire, which should… Read more »

Top Tips for Professional BackCare members

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Jason Oshinowo from VitaPhysical with a patient BackCare was very impressed with this help and information from Carers Trust on how GPs can help and support Carers.  Whilst it is aimed at GP practices, much of what it says is also applicable to our Professional Members.  You may be an Osteopath, Acupuncturist, Pilates teacher or Physio… Read more »

Out and about with BackCare in Carers Week

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As this week is Carers Week, BackCare have been out and about, promoting the work of BackCare amongst Carers and what we can do to help. On Tuesday Stuart and Dave were in Hounslow, then on Thursday, we will be off to Birmingham. We have been busy promoting our Carers Guide, to safer moving and… Read more »

Stress, Caring and Back Pain

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What causes stress for carers? Being a carer can provide great satisfaction, but it can also be very stressful.  Up to half of all carers experience significant stress.  Identifying the causes of stress is an important part of self care and can also help you to seek appropriate support. Becoming a carer for your parent,… Read more »

Lottery of support proves damaging for carers

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Huge variation in the support received by those looking after an older, disabled or seriously-ill loved one is having a damaging impact on the health of carers and their ability to look after the person they care for, according to new research launched today for Carers Week 2015. Two-thirds (65%) of carers characterise one or… Read more »

Office employees should be on feet for four hours of working day, study says

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Julia Woodman shows how you should not be sitting!! Research co-commissioned by Public Health England calls for a workplace revolution through use of sit-stand desks to avoid risks of a sedentary lifestyle Office workers should spend a minimum of two hours on their feet at work – building up to an ideal four hours –… Read more »

Carers Week

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Next Week (June 8 – 14th) is Carers Week. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. This year Carers Week is focusing on building Carer Friendly Communities.  Communities which support carers to look… Read more »

Thank you to BackCare’s London Marathon Runners

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As part of National Volunteers Week, we would like to say a huge Thank You, to all our London Marathon Runners.  We are in awe how you can not only run over 26 miles, but also raise money for BackCare.  Thank you. Would you like to become a member of BackCare? It’s free. By signing… Read more »

Thank you to BackCare’s Volunteers

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This week is National Volunteers week.  At BackCare, we would like to say a massive “Thank You” to all our BackCare Volunteers, who help spread the word on how to have a healthy back and manage your back pain.  You are all stars. Would you like to become a member of BackCare? It’s free. By… Read more »

“Hello, My Name is” Phone Stickers

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One of the ideas that emerged from NHS Change Day 2015 was ‘Hello, My Name is…’ stickers for phones, reminding staff that when they answer the phone they should introduce themselves by name. The NHS would like to get these out to as many hospitals, community trusts, GP surgeries, social care organisations etc as possible,… Read more »